The TUC are trying to identify people who are coming to the TUC’s national demonstration in London, 12 May, who have a good story to tell of why they are coming, and are willing to be used in local, or even national media work. The most effective use of these case-studies will be in press work with local papers and BBC county radio.
Examples would include:
- Public sector workers, such as NHS workers, teachers, fire fighters, local government workers, civil servants, who have suffered under the 1 per cent pay cut year after year.
- Families whose standard of living has constantly eroded.
- Private sector workers who have not had a decent pay rise in years.
- Workers who have suffered redundancy.
- Workers whose employment is precarious, working in the gig economy, with no secure hours of employment – especially young workers.
So if there is a local trades council’s activist, or activists, that have a good story to tell and is willing to do this, please let me know their name, union, sector in which they work, phone number and email address.
And it is our experience that the local media where you are will be most responsive to local voices such as the trades council, especially if you have local case-studies to illustrate the story. So any volunteers for case-studies will give your trades council ‘traction’ with local media, as well as being useful for social media.
By the way, all you need to know about the arrangements for the national demonstration can be found at: https://www.tuc.org.uk/new-deal-working-people-tuc-march-and-rally
And if you are organising a coach please let me know, emailing email@example.com and NewDeal@tuc.org.uk
Hope to see you, your comrades and your banner if you have one 12 May in London. If you cannot come to London, you can still join in by organising something locally, such as a photo opportunity or a stunt of some kind.